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Storming the Gates:Cloud Atlas


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#1 SteampunkScientist

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:52 PM

I just watched the movie Cloud Atlas.

Profound is not a word that gets close to the meaning of this story. Not the gritty violence within the story, mind you, but the aspect of connected lives, and loves.

I shall get the book, but read it while on the sacrament.

I admit I am coming late to this party, as the movie has been out awhile. If you have not seen it, I implore you. Watch it.

The gates that we are to storm will be clearly shown, I believe you may agree.

Thoughts?
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:31 AM

Just told the wife we need to make another run at that one. I saw it and wasn't paying that much attention obviously as it didn't make much of an impression on me. However you and several other people have told me their impressions of it and got me interested enough to try again and pay better attention. I have noticed that there are many movies that you can miss key things and not be impressed.

 

The 13th Warrior was that way, saw it and gave it two thumbs down, then saw it again and paid attention and was blown away. Departed was another, and also there are a lot of them that made MUCH more of an impression when paid proper attention to. I guess one could apply that strategy throughout life huh? Just be present!

 

Peace...


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:22 AM

You must definitely pay close attention to CA because it is 6 story-lines interweaved together in six different times. But I think if you do, you once again will be blown away.



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:35 AM

agreed on the Thirteenth Warrior

 

on your recommendation I'll give Cloud Atlas a look

 

Crash was another with interconnected story lines. No happy ending but a good way to spend an evening.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

I should try Cloud Atlas again.  

 

I saw 13th Warrior in a movie house and was so put off by the recognition that it was filmed in a five year old PNW clearcut that I just could not handle it.   I see way more Cascadia region clearcutting than I would like, and so, I think if I were to watch it again, I would have the same reaction.  Maybe the script was a good one.  I don't know.   The location selection was terrible.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:17 AM

Cloud atlas is great.......

 

Now, Harlock, Space Pirate on Netflix on shrooms.....That was a fucking mind bender.....


Edited by fungi2bwith, 16 August 2017 - 11:19 AM.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

Harlock is awesome!

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

Book is so much better than the movie. If you like CA, you'd probably like David Mitchell's other books too.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:00 PM

I have the book Tails. Haven't read it yet...

Edited by SteampunkScientist, 06 October 2017 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

I have the book Tails. Haven't read it yet...

He is one of my favourite authors.  He is probably my favourite to listen to in  audiobook format because they are long books, mostly and the language is poetic sometimes.  If I was read-reading I know I would skim, but listening to a good reader read it is pure pleasure and does the book justice.  Cloud Atlas is just a crazy, demented, arrogant, ambitions, flawed masterpiece.


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